We generally call them insects, Wikipedia defines them the largest of the groups of animals leaving on Earth, numbering more than one million species, equal to five sixths of the entire animal kingdom. Are believed to be among the oldest settlers of the Earth, due to fossils from the Devonian era. The heterogeneity in the morphology, in anatomy, biology have granted to the insects, for more than 300 million years, a prominent role in the colonization of the Earth, in any environment where there is organic matter, with demonstrations of a remarkable ability of competition. Insects, therefore, constitute bodies, which have a close relationship with the man and his activities, in a positive or negative way, and they influence, more or less directly, the economy, nutrition, habits and health.
This work has no scientific purpose. These images are the result of my curiosity in observing these tiny living things that I have had the pleasure to meet in my own four walls, or in those of friends. When we speak about microworld always seems to be something distant, belonging only to tropical countries, without thinking that there are millions of micro-worlds very close to us, just in different sized units from ours.
I live in the city, I made these sort of portraits using the light of a window, an iPhone 5s and a macro lens Olloclip.
A Special thanks to Dr. Chiara Settanni, without her help would have been impossible to recognize the various families.